Majestic Metro

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps after a second review [?]

Mayakovskaya, is a Moscow Metro station on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line (Green, No 2). Considered to be the most beautiful in the system, it is a fine example of pre-World War II Stalinist Architecture and one of the most famous Metro stations in the world. The name as well as the design is a reference to Futurism and its prominent Russian exponent Vladimir Mayakovsky.

To complement the triumph in engineering, Alexey Dushkin's Art Deco decoration design amazed the world. Based on a Soviet future as envisioned by the poet Mayakovsky, the station features graceful columns faced with stainless steel and pink rhodonite, white Ufaley and grey Diorite marble walls, a brilliant flooring pattern of white and pink marble, and 35 niches, one for each vault. Surrounded by filament lights there are a total of 34 ceiling mosaics by Alexander Deyneka with the theme "24-Hour Soviet Sky". A passenger can look up and see the bright Soviet future right above him.

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Comments (152)

МариЯ on September 2, 2010

красота то какая,я тут не была ещё!

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 2, 2010

На маяковской? непременно побывайте)))

YU-KS JP on September 3, 2010

Hi ilmari

Very nice perspective and beautiful Metro!!

Best regards from Japan,YU-KS

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 3, 2010

Thank you YU-KS for kind words! I'm very pleased! My best wishes to Japan!

Trigana Udara on September 3, 2010

Beautiful designed and architecture of metro station? and excellent picture - like(27) + YS(6) - best regards w1n4rt0

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 3, 2010

Thank you W1n4rt0! I do appreciate your attention to my gallery! Thank you! Best wishes and respect reom Russia!

Cheers, Dmitriy!

Mahdi Kalhor on September 4, 2010

I can not find any word for this wonderful shot.

YS 7

You have a great eye for capturing artistic views!

Liked 28

All the best from Iran,


Дмитрий Валтонен on September 4, 2010

Thank you Mahdi! I'm really happy you like my gallery! It's a honour for me! Best regards!

Janek Mastek on September 5, 2010

This is fantastic. I love your metro station, and I love your shots. I honestly don't understand why this photo isn't selected for Google Earth(?)

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 6, 2010

Thank you Janek! I'm very plesed to receive so likd words from you! It's a honour for me! Actually I don't know why too.. strange) THank you for visit! All the best to you!

Cheers, Dmitriy!

Seima I on September 6, 2010

Wonderful angle!! Great shot!! LIKE

Greetings from Japan,SEIMA

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 6, 2010

Hello, SEIMA! Thank you for visit and compliment! Best wishes to Japan!

Andreas S. Blaha on September 9, 2010

U`ve cached the beauty. Respect!

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 10, 2010

Thank you Andre! Best wishes from Russia!

beyer99 on September 10, 2010

phantastic shot!!! ==> LIKE best greetings a.beyer

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 11, 2010

Hello, A.Beyer! Thank you for visit and nice comment!

Leo Roundtree on September 16, 2010

lmari, I love your metro station photos. The composition, color and detail are spectacular. But, something just occurred to did you manage to get these beautiful shots with no people in them? Greetings to Russia from the USA, Leo

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 16, 2010

Thank you! I'm very pleased to receive so kind words! I do appreciate it! Well, Leo, it's not as hard as it seems to be) I take my photos on Sunday and most of metrostations I've uploaded are not crowded at any time..

Best wishes to you!

BritPlom on September 16, 2010

Moscow metro looks as a palace to me. No tags an walls, no homeless people laying, ground clean..incredible!

Дмитрий Валтонен on September 17, 2010

Well, everything on the mood and attitude to something.. you can see things you mentioned in every big city.. or you may not see them everything depends on us) That's my view, and I show my native city as I want it to be in real life))

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Photo taken in Tverskoy District, Moscow, Russia

This photo was taken indoors

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  • Uploaded on August 15, 2010
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    by Дмитрий Валтонен
    • Taken on 2010/08/14 10:03:45
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash